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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Sandwiched between two major European brewing capitals, Prague and Munich, Vienna has been an important city in its own right. Trader Joe’s. Vienna- style beer, a moderatlely hopped amber lager brewed with pilsner, dark and caramelized dark malts, pays tribute ti Vienna’s proud brewing heritage. It exhibits a smooth, malty flavor. Stats. 5.7% 20 IBUs. Fermented using lager yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2005
pours a very pretty deep-gold/amber with alot of CO2 that leads to a decent size head that retains and laces poorly. aroma is mostly of malt, with the caramel pushing a bit in front of some biscuity toast. flavor is very clean and smooth-some real juicy maltiness up front, finished with a pleasing wack of hop flavor (spicy) and bitterness. pretty nice, and pretty drinkable-and easily worth $4.99.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
This tasted like a really fine German lager, along the lines of Hacker Pshorre Munich or Wiehenstephaner’s original. Very crisp and clean and brewed with the German purity law. Slightly nutty in flavor. Good stuff if not quite as good as their wheat

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s Chapel Hill Ar: Aroma is a bit off. Standard caramelly malt aromas but laced with an odd sourish vinegary/metallic note. Neither expected nor desirable. Ap:Good looking beer. Pours a clear amber with a frothy 1" head that leaves really nice lacing. T: Fairly sweet malty flavors of caramel and bread dough. Finish is mildly bittered but oddly metallic. P: Medium body, a bit sticky. Carbonation seems slightly above average. O: Strong presence of a couple of off-flavors. Along with the Bock, the weakest of the $1 TJ’s offerings that I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2007
The aroma was nutty and malty with a caramel aspect which was quite prominent. Vienna and Munich malts stood out and seemed a bit stronger than found in most Vienna Lagers. A very light haze was in the amber beer with a fleeting head. The flavor was malty and nutty with a Munich/Vienna malt toasty character. The flavor was just edging toward sweet, but was not cloying. The body was medium and the carbonation level was just below moderate. An ok Vienna, but with just a bit too much malt character. 12 ounce bottle (92 cents).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Clear light amber, small head. Malty aroma, caramel with a hint of chocolate. Malty and smooth, nutty, vanilla, caramel. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
this had an average head.color amber.aroma was somewhat fragrant hoppy malt.taste slightly sour.a bit bitter.toasty.Not bad.Thanks trader Joe’s!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2010
(12 ounce bottle - pint glass) Pours a copper amber color with little head. Has no head retention and little lacing. Aroma is a caramel toffee malt. Tastes of bread malt and is a little hoppy also has notes of toffee. Light to medium body and above average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Decent beer for the price. Medium clear amber color. Small off white head. A decent balance of mold hops and malts. The malts over power the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2010
12 oz. Smells a little bit like vanilla coke (vanilla, carmel, cola), which I wasn’t exactly expecting. Mouthfeel is moderately chewy and finishes with a nicely crisp note. All in all, one of the more compelling offerings in the TJ’s own brand arsenal.

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